Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy Quotes

Hypocrisy in anything whatever may deceive the cleverest and most penetrating man, but the least wide-awake of children recognizes it, and is revolted by it, however ingeniously it may be disguised

Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

There is no greatness where there is not simplicity, goodness, and truth

Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

You see, if you take pains and learn in order to get a reward, the work will seem hard; but when you work... if you love your work, you will find your reward in that.

Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

What counts in making a happy marriage is not so much how compatible you are, but how you deal with incompatibility.

Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.

Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

I know that my unity with all people cannot be destroyed by national boundaries and government orders.

Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity.

Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

Government is an association of men who do violence to the rest of us

Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

Music is the shorthand of emotion.

Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

War is so unjust and ugly that all who wage it must try to stifle the voice of conscience within themselves.

Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

Some mathematician has said pleasure lies not in discovering truth, but in seeking it.

Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

The religious superstition is encouraged by means of the institution of churches, processions, monuments, festivities....The so-called clergy stupefy the masses....They befog the people and keep them in an eternal condition of stupefaction

Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

If you want to be happy, be.

Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

Faith is the sense of life, that sense by virtue of which man does not destroy himself, but continues to live on. It is the force whereby we live.

Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

It is easier to produce ten volumes of philosophical writing than to put one principle into practice

Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way

Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
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